‘Pandemic of hate’: NYC mayoral candidate Eric Adams denounces mob attack on Jewish man at Times Square protest
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NEW YORK — New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams on Saturday denounced the beating of a Jewish man in Times Square as part of a “pandemic of hate” that must be nipped in the bud. The Democratic candidate said he was shocked to watch the video of Joseph Borgen, 29, being beaten and pepper-sprayed by pro-Palestinian protesters on Thursday night. “When I saw that video, it struck at the heart of what I expect from New Yorkers,” Adams said. “It really made me think about where we are as a city.” Adams said Borgen was attacked because he is Jewish “and that is unacceptable.” Borgen, 29, of Lon...